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review 2017-09-18 14:34
BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1) by J.C. Andrijeski
Rook - J.C. Andrijeski
Rook has a very interesting premise, with a dystopian world setting. The main character in this is Alyson, or Allie. She is a normal human, and has the tests and the tattoo to prove it. However, this doesn't stop her from being kidnapped by someone, who turns out to be a seer. Not only that but other factions are after her too.
 
All of this is simple enough to follow, but the book itself becomes quite confusing. You see, Alyson is the Bridge... except, just what this is, is never fully explained. Apart from the fact that she may bring about a further apocalypse that is. The seers don't see the future (that I could tell), but are able to 'see' things differently. However, there are factions within factions within the seers.
 
Revik plays a major role in this book too. I think he is supposed to also be the love interest, but that didn't work at all for me. There was no communication from him to help Allie find her way in this crazy new world in which she finds herself. Not only that, but when something happens between the two of them, and Allie (and the reader) is left in the dark, not only does he NOT explain anything, but he forbids anyone else to speak of it too! And THEN he gets pissy when she does something 'wrong', but once again, won't tell her what. Not only that, but it is physically painful for these two to be near each other.
 
Throw in clones, pyramids, and Tibetan monks - sorry, I mean seers - and you get an idea of this book. The description in the book says it is "A psychic end of the world story with romance, a cyberpunk flair and apocalyptic, metaphysical leanings akin to the Matrix." Personally, I don't quite see that, but to each their own.
 
This book is a Marmite book for me - I can see some people loving it, some people hating it. As for me, I enjoyed it, but I'm not interested in this world or the characters to go any further with it.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/09/blog-tour-review-giveaway-rook-bridge.html
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review 2017-07-21 22:13
A bit rushed
Rook (Black Mountain Pack) (Volume 2) - ... Rook (Black Mountain Pack) (Volume 2) - Miranda Lynn

I quite enjoyed the first book in this series, Mack, and while Rook has an interesting premise, the characters are likable, and the author has a good writing style, I didn't connect with the story like I did in the first one. It is a continuing story and if you haven't read the first book, things in this one may be somewhat confusing. The story is easy enough to follow, but there are references to things that take place in Mack. The story is fast-paced and emotional, especially the treatment of people under the old alpha's rule. I was a thrown by how quickly some of these people accept a new alpha and all the changes that are being implemented, considering the oppression they were living under. Overall, I feel like the story had the potential to be really good, but it just felt too rushed, making it hard to become invested in everything going on.

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text 2017-06-20 00:00
Reading progress update: I've read 59%.
Stiletto: A Novel (The Rook Files) - Daniel O'Malley

"I don't want this man getting away from us, Ingrid."

"They're doing their best, Rook Thomas."

"I know," said Myfanwy tiredly.

"Do you want some good news?"

"Desperately."

"The BBC's fashion team liked your hat."

 

See, told you she was wearing an awesomely outrageous hat.

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text 2017-06-19 18:36
Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
Stiletto: A Novel (The Rook Files) - Daniel O'Malley

At first I wasn't sure about this one because Myfanwy isn't the main protagonist, but Odette and Pawn Clements are fun to read about, and Myfanwy is very much there as a supporting character complete with outrageous Royal Ascot hat and dress.

 

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text 2017-06-11 03:33
I'd forgotten all about this one
Stiletto: A Novel (The Rook Files) - Daniel O'Malley

I finished Burn for Me earlier today, and was about to start on Etched in Bone when this popped up. I'd put it on my Overdrive queue months ago and promptly forgot all about it.

 

So many books, so little time.

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